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Shaun's WP Query Shortcode

This extensible plugin allows you to run a custom WP_Query using a simple shortcode, then display the results using compatible nested shortcodes.

Written as a platform for plugin developers, this simple-yet-powerful plugin allows you to run a custom WP_Query using shortcode, then display the results any way imaginable using compatible nested shortcodes.

How It Works

Add the following shortcode to any WordPress post or page:

[wpquery orderby="rand"] [wpq_index] [/wpquery]

In the example above, the [wpquery] shortcode performs a WP_Query using orderby="rand" to display the results in random order. A full list of query parameters can be found here: WP_Query.

Next, the nested [wpq_index] shortcode displays the results of the custom WP_Query as an unordered list of post title links.

Why It Rocks

Written as a platform for plugin developers, this simple-yet-powerful plugin allows developers to write compatible plugins that manipulate the way post data is displayed - without needing to write functions and shortcode parameters to first retrieve the post data.

The [wpq_index] shortcode function included in this plugin is just a simple example of what it can do. Any plugin that performs a WP_Query could be rewrtitten and optimized to work with this plugin, eliminating a lot of unnecessary code.

Best of all, this plugin gives users total control over the WP_Query being performed!

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-10-20
Downloads: 771

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